The flower of Hermannia flammula, the poprosie (little doll’s rose) in Afrikaans, has pointed, hairy sepals raised away from the corolla in a bell-shape. The five petals are arranged in a spiral around the tiny opening of the flower with only one margin exposed, the other hidden inside the whorl. The visible margin curves roundly away from the flower mouth, giving the flower a twisted appearance. The petals are pinkish red towards the calyx, changing shade to creamy yellow around the mouth.
Flowering may start in autumn, more likely to be seen by spring (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984).
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